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Pros and Cons of the Playstation download service

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Earlier this week we saw the first five games for the PS1 download service appear online. Cool Boarders, Crash Bandicoot, Hot Shots Golf 2, Syphon Filter and Tekken 2 are all for sale for the reasonable price of $5.99 each. A mere $6 for a portable version of Syphon Filter or Tekken 2 isn’t bad compared to the $40 price point for PSP games. On the plus side the PS1 download service is going to give some extra life to the PSP, as long as Sony keeps releasing titles. However, the PS3 shouldn’t be the only way to get access to these games. As of now the PS3 is a limited item and even after it appears in stores not every gamer with a PSP is going to pick up a PS3. Sony would probably be more successful if they set up an online store where you connect your PSP via a USB cable to your computer. If Sony is going to force using the PS3 as a base, we should be able to play the games on the Playstation 3 in the future. Imagine starting a level of Crash Bandicoot and then transferring the game to play on your PSP while you’re sitting on the subway. If Sony could pull that off they would give a new meaning to portable gaming. This style of gaming would be perfect for long RPGs. Later this month another group of games is going to be released on the Playstation store. Are there any PS1 games that would make you run out and buy a PSP / PS3 combo?

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